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Swick Out of UFC 103; Daley in as Replacement (sherdog.com)
It's official I guess "A concussion suffered during training has forced Mike Swick out of his welterweight title eliminator against Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 “Franklin vs. Belfort” on Sept. 19 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Swick confirmed the news via Twitter."
Jacare: I am more than ready to step up and smash Shields......
. "I just read Jake Shields interview on mmaweekly.com and I would like to make a statement saying that I am more than ready to step up and smash Shields. I think Jake Shields ground game is overrated and I will be more then glad to end his win streak and take his belt away. So Jake, you talk the talk, but can you walk the walk, if you can, let’s do it, I accept the fight against you right now. So what's it gonna be. And I also would like to send a message to the clown " Jason Miller , you made a huge mistake to follow me into Strikeforce" we have an unfinished business and I was afraid that I might not be able to finish it, since I came to Strikeforce, but thank's to Scott's efforts and Jason's stupidity, he signed, So now we live in the same house, and he is not welcome there" " So Jason do whatever it is that you need to do , be ready and you are next on my list, after I finish Jake" Terrible matchup for jake , but i would like to see it
Matt "The Law" Lindland takes Gerald “Hurricane” Harris to court?
Here’s a lawsuit that could get ugly. One mixed martial arts fighter (whose litigiousness earned him his nickname) is dragging another into court. Matt “The Law” Lindland, an MMA fighter who made an unsuccessful run for the Oregon Legislature, is suing Gerald “Hurricane” Harris for alleged unpaid management fees.
Bellator Season 2 Delay to be Costly?
In an interview with MMAFanhouse this week, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney took the time to discuss the delay of Bellator’s next season and his plans for a third season set to follow later in 2010:
UFC 107 reshuffle as Penn vs. Sanchez replaces “Rampage” vs. Evans
The inclusion of the lightweight title fight between B.J. Penn and Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 in Memphis, Tennessee on December 12th has been done in order to replace the clash between former light heavyweight champions, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans. The move comes just days after “Rampage” signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to film the big screen version of the A-Team, which has already begun filming in Vancouver, Canada. The timing of the shoot would have left the Tennessee native with next to no time to prepare for the fight and therefore it has been scrapped from the card.
Swick out of 103? Semtex in?
Its from the Sun, so as the U.K guys will know its not the most reliable source. But if its true.... WOW. This fight will be fireworks. Edit by Mod is a more credible source.
Is the Floyd Mayweather vs. Juan Manuel Marquez PPV in Trouble?
I've maintained for some time that I thought the return of the best P4P boxer on the planet would do pretty good numbers even if they have dropped the ball on the promotion and the fight isn't really that competitive on paper. I didn't really think UFC 103 would put too much of a dent in the buys that the fight would be getting either. However, the results of the poll on this article on BadLeftHook have to been seen as troubling.
Josh Neer official for UFC 104, bout with Gleison Tibau remains on main card
The fight card for "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" is again complete, as Josh Neer (25-8-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has officially been named as a replacement for an injured Sean Sherk (33-4-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC). The UFC wasted little time in announcing the previously reported switch, and Neer now faces Gleison Tibau (19-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC). And while there was some question as to where the new matchup would fall on the Oct. 24 card at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the UFC has elected to leave the bout on the main card, which will be broadcast live on pay per view.
MMA Quick Quote: When in doubt, fake an injury
“There’s loopholes in everybody’s game, and in his game, the way I see it, he can sometimes get a little sloppy. He is a patient guy, but when he feels that he has to give, he kind of rushes it a little bit. Just on that, I can kinda set him up for a knockout just by faking an injury or something, just jump in and out his offense a little more than not. Hit and move. Hit and move. Fedor, he’s definitely done and proved to the world that he’s capable of doing whatever he needs to to get the job done. That right there –- that’s the type of fighter that I’m looking forward to fighting because it’s all about testing your might and he’s definitely got it to test.”
Dan Hardy talks Michael Bisping KO
"Everyone’s been down on the U.K. for a little while, and I think that’s partly due to the fact that the British fans are so vocal about the British fighters because it’s such a new thing for us. We haven’t had any fighters that can compete at that level."
Belfort: Fighting Couture A 4th Time "Not A Bad Idea"
In a recent interview with the TATAME website, Vitor Belfort said a potential 4th match with Randy Couture at some point isn't a bad idea, especially if Dana White & the fans want it. They met 3 times etween UFC 15 & 49, with Couture leading the series 2-1.
SF: Overeem Will Defend Title After K-1
Although no official date has been set, Strikeforce officials report that Alistair Overeem's lingering injuries have finally healed and that, following upcoming fights in K-1 and a planned fight for Golden Glory, he will return to defend his SF Heavyweight Championship. No opponent named yet.
Muhammed Lawal Weighs Options Following Recent Mark Kerr Victory
Muhammed Lawal defeated Mark Kerr last Friday at M-1 Global: Breakthrough in just 22 seconds, and the free agent is already looking towards his next fight. "King Mo" told FanHouse on Thursday that he is weighing offers from several organizations. He said there is a chance he will compete again for Sengoku, but not on their upcoming Sept. 23 event because "it's a smaller show." Lawal added that he hopes to return to action come October or November, and that he still expects to be fighting in either the UFC or Strikeforce by the end of 2009.
Ray Mercer: MMA fighters have no heart
Ray Mercer -"It Kills Me How None Of Those MMA Guys Want To Fight Me Now!" James Slater: It's a pleasure to speak with you, Champ, as always. Firstly, is the fight with Andreas Gustafsson a definite for September 4th? Ray Mercer: No, I'm not taking that fight now. I was supposed to leave yesterday. J.S: Oh, does that mean you're retired, Ray? R.M: No, I'm not retired. I was gonna take the fight, but I had a little accident, that's all. J.S: Sweden, of course, is the site of your last boxing win - when you beat Richel Hersisia (last September). Are you popular over there? R.M: Oh yeah, I love fighting over there, man. I love it in Sweden.
Sean Salmon's Admission May Result In Suspension
Our own Chris Nelson posted the story late yesterday regarding former UFC fighter Sean Salmon's column over at MMAJunkie.com titled "Full-Time Fighter" in which Salmon reveals that a plethora of personal struggles and stress resulted in a bad decision at a June 3rd bout with former WEC fighter Allan Weickert:
Does B.J. Penn vs Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 Mean Dana White Walked Away From Another Network Deal?
Dana White announced today that lightweight champ B.J. Penn will defend his belt on December 12 in Memphis at UFC 107. Zak Woods raises the obvious question: Sanchez and Penn were initially rumored to fight on the UFC 105 card but then it was rumored that they would headline a third UFC card in November, which would possibly be on network T.V.
UFC Works to Change MMA's Image in Brazil
One of the ironies of MMA history is the fact that while vale tudo was invented in Brazil as a more extreme extension of the kinds of challenge matches that were popular in North America around the turn of the twentieth century, it remained strictly an underground event, never attaining mainstream status. Periodic TV coverage of big fights in the 1950s, 1970s and early 1990s never resulted in anything resembling a sustained popularity for the sport, largely because the fighters didn't have a professional, sporting attitude and treated other fighters and camps as enemies rather than rivals.
Daniel Cormier to Make MMA Debut at Upcoming Strikeforce Challengers
Daniel Cormier, the two-time Olympic wrestler and six-time senior national champion freestyle wrestler, will make his mixed martial arts debut on the September 25 Strikeforce Challengers card at the SpiritBank Events Center in Bixby, Okla. Strikeforce officials would not confirm nor deny Cormier's involvement on the upcoming card.
BRETT ROGERS: I'M GOING TO KNOCK FEDOR OUT
Slated to be Fedor Emelianenko's first opponent in the Strikeforce promotion, undefeated heavyweight Brett Rogers plans to knock out the top ranked Russian. "I'm going out there to knock Fedor out. I'm going out there to knock him out just like Arlovski. It ain't going to be no different," Rogers told Tapout Radio earlier this week.
UFC 105 tickets: Dates and prices
Fighters Only has obtained the news UK fight fans have been waiting for - the date that tickets go on sale for UFC 105 in Manchester. We can today exclusively reveal that tickets for the November 14th event will be made available to the public from Monday September 14th. UFC Fight Club members can begin buying tickets from Friday September 11th, in an exclusive pre-sale starting at 10:00 am. The following day, subscribers to the UFC newsletter can begin obtaining tickets. A password to access that sale will be circulated soon in a newsletter. Tickets are prospectively priced at £40 for the upper tiers, running through £65, £85, £100 and £150 to a top price of £250 for floor seats
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